Welcome to Skills in 60: Multimedia Copyediting
Content today is no longer static—it’s rich, quickly developed and constantly evolving. This course will fine tune your eye beyond flat content and enable you to edit many formats with speed and consistency.
In one hour, you will learn how to edit heavily designed infographics, videos with multiple voices, GIFs that use slang and jargon and posts on social platforms like Facebook or Instagram. Get tips to develop channel-specific style guides and brand rules for every platform. With the learnings from this course you will become a trusted resource for accuracy, consistency and readability of your brand’s content.
Skills You Will Learn
10 universal pro tips for multimedia copyediting
Create platform specific style guides
Forgo traditional grammar and mechanics for character limits and clickable headlines
Develop and implement style guide rules for various channels
Know when to follow and deviate from style guide rules
Edit captions and text for videos
Collaborate with graphic artists in your editing process
Multimedia vs. Traditional Copyediting
- How cross-platform editing can differ from editing print and “flat” media; the role of the copy editor in the digital age
Style Manuals Within the Context of Multimedia
- When to deviate from house style; creating style guides for different channels
Edit Video Copy
- Nuances and style choices to keep in mind when editing captions and text for videos, GIFs, etc.
Edit Copy for Social Posts
- Guidelines to consider when editing posts, infographics, and other copy that lives on social media